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?-/.-, _;"v^\ % ''- . ' ' . * * * .' * ' - y The Press and Banner ABBEVILLE, S. C. iQrPublished every Wednesday at $2 a year in advance. Mb. R08WELL T. LOGAN, of Charleston, Is not authorized to take advertisements for this newspaper. Twelve [Pages. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1894. The "Trne' Demacrati. The Mt of re assembling the Carwile Convention of "True" Democrats In Columbia last sight Is to be regretted. Lovers of South Carolina who have not lost their bead and who have not forgotten their mother-wit will regret the placing of an Independent ticket In the field. The patriotism or Democracy of the Individual members of that oonventlon Is not to be doubted, and their earnestness and brav-1 ery in asserting their desire to promote the j welfare and prosperity of the State of South ? Carolina is not to be suspected. But the unwisdom of their oourse must be apparent to even a large per oent. of their own fbction, and the utter hopelessness of soooees must be plain to many or their o'wd sympathisers and co-workers. Senator Butler having entered the campaign, and presented his claims to the people ' In every oounty, and after having submitted his chances to the highest known tribunal in a free country?the people themselves?it Is not for him and bis associates, after they have spoken in tbelr primary election, to hold a 'secret caucus with the design of setting aside their verfict. He cannot thwart their will, and wrest from . them anotheraix years commission as Unit ed States Senator from South Carolina. Having tab ml tied his chance* to the will ol the people, and having allowed hli friends to take part, and be pledged, In the primary eleetlon.be baa no right In equity, Justice or common decency, to ask them now to par. Jure themselves in aid of his effort to defeat their clearly expressed will. A Cfeange Moat Come. . That the next election will bring abont a change of public sentiment, we presume no one will donbt. In 1979 Wade Hampton was elected Governor of the State by a unanimous vote. He bad a stronger bold on the whole people than any other man ever bad or ever will have. But seme of the people soon began to find fault wltb him lor appointing bis friends, bis namesakes, and bis kindred to offloe. Now, in 18M, tbe people tbemselveu have been very partial In bestowing flavors on particular families. Sooner or later tbe pendulnm will swing back, and new men will take their plaoes. Any dream, bowever, that the deposed officers of former years will be "called baok," la the merest delusion. They are out forever. Bat tbe time Is coming wben tbe conservative men of both frctlons will get to ? *?? * Ill <Aln t hom guuiir, wacu uio pwj/tu wm jviu In patting forward such men as have no record, to which objection can be made. For this reason, we believe tbe advocates or the proposed Independent movement are committing political suicide. Whan the change of sentiment comes, a demand will be made by the conservative men of both tactions, that the extremists be relegated to the rear. Tbe pnbllo peaoe and the public welfare demand this. ' In Inaugurating a great movement, or In exciting a revolution, extreme men alone can All the requirements, but when victory bas been won and peaoe restored, conservative and fair minded men will be called to tbe front, and they, and not the extremists, will All tbe offices and bring oontentment and happiness to tbe whole people. ? Caa We Tete for an Independent Ticket T Tbe question as to the status of the Individual voter must, we presume, be answered by each voter himself. We are tbe keeper of no man's oonsclenoe, and have no advice to give anybody, but we may state our own oonvlctlons, and announoe our own determination. Th? fndnnendAnta not having d resented their clsima before the primary election, and they not having pot na on notloe that they were candidate*, the editor of the Press and Banner participated, in the election, and in addition to the moral obligation to abide the reaolt, took the prescribed oath, and voted the regular ticket from top to bottom, including Congressman; and we intend to vote that way in November. We regard the proposition of the Independ" ent Convention to absolve the voter from the moral obligation, incurred in participating in the election and the attempt to release him from the binding foroe of an oath, aa an affront to the intelligence and oommon sense of the average citizen. Let the people generally construe it for for themselves. We have nothing to say, exoept that this editor feels bound to vote for the nominees, and he will vote that way. Others can do aa they please. It is no oonoern rtf Ann Tf hnvAvor thla wntiwl fnr thft Independentat the public might charge moral wrong In disregarding a moral obligation, and In disregarding an oath they might have reason to charge perjury. Tho Dlapcnaary Law la Constitutional. Jt baa leaked ont that the Supreme Court will anatain the constitutionality of the dispensary law In every particular. ? The report is, that, to Judge Gary waa assigned the duty of writing the decision, which should afterward be submitted to his Associate Judges, for their ooncorrenoe or dissent. Judge Gary takes clear and strong grounds for the constitutionality of the law In every partlcu'ar. Judge Pope, it Is understood, stands firm In bis opinion, as to the oonstutlonallty of the law. Judge Mclver.lt Is thought will rewrite his former opinion. Bat, whether he consents or not, the law will stand. The opponents of the administration, as well aa the opponents of the law, will, of course, have an opportunity of carrying it to the United States Court. Even if some sections should be declared unconstitutional, the people favor the law, od the Legislature can amend ltsothatlt will be of foroe. So those who are opposed to the licensed bars need have no doubt as to the enforcement of tbe dispensary law. Cak't the Register leave out "from second edition of Register," etc. There Is no ob for that line. AOCDENTALLY SHOT. Two SecroM "Pooled" with am Old Pistol, ?Dd One Has a Bullet la Hie Body. liOdsa Adams, who Uvea on MlssGlbert's Slace near Lebanon, and his friend, George lappy, were "fooling" with an old pistol last Monday, when the shooting Iron suddenly "went off," sending the ball into the body ol Lndan Adams. It entered below the heart and above the bowels. l)r. Hunter thinks the wound it not neoessarlly fatal. Do you know that Aug W. 8mith is offering some bargains in Kid Gloves ? For the All trade McDill & Tolly iwlll carry the largest stock of furnitures ever carled In Abbevilla.oounty and will sell at prices un&M(dw>tO)fa -> ^ ^ * * * ' 'X/' j ' ' 4. Electing Delegates. About thirty persons met in tbe Court House last Monday, and elected delegates to jtbeCarwlleor Bntler Convention In Columbia, which met last night. \ Very few persons knew anything of It' The delegates who were elected had a very small constituency. As a rale, our people have paid literally no attention to either Butler or his Convention. Our people will not support the Independent movement. Nearly all of them voted in either tbe first or tbe 6econd primary, and of course will not now cast a shadow or a reflection on their personal integrity by voting against tbe nominations made by tbe primary^ A large majority of our people favor tbe dls.' pensary law, and they have confidence tbat John Gary Evana will do nothing to defeat its enforcement. For this reason, many are satisfied with bia nomination, and would fear that any new man wonld be opposed to the enforcement of the law. If tbe Bntler Convention abould put out an Independent ticket, it will be aubjected to tbe moat ignominious defeat. Assuming tbat no man In Abbeville County will solemnly and wilfully put bimaelf on record as a violator of a solemn pledge which be voluntarily mnue? it Is not possible for tbe Independent ticket to get over 250 or 300 votes, even If every man who did not vote at tbe primary should vote tbe Independent tloket. Assuming further, that tbe people In other counties have a proper regard for their repu. tation for veracity, the vote for the Independent ticket must be exceedingly small in every part of the State, while It Is perfectly plain that the nominations which may be made by tbe Butler Convention, will not carry a single oounty In tbe State. Tbese resolutions were adopted by the persons present at tbe meeting in the Court Bouse last Monday: Resolved, That it is tbe sense of this Convention that no County or Legislative tickets be run in opposition to tbe tickets now noml* nated. 2. That It Is tbe sense of this Convention or Convention of Conservative Democrats that It would be lmpolltlo to nominate a State tloket at this time. 8. That tbe delegates from this County go unlnBtructed. DELEGATES TO THE CONVENTION: Dr. J. C. Maxwell, W. C. McGowan, David Aiken, W. N. Graydon, C. T. Baker, Dr. G. L. Connor, W. W. Kln*h, Dr. J. W. Wldeman, J. D. Bozeman, Dr. Holland, Capt. John McFall, R. S. Sparkman, The Independent Movement. It Is always right and proper for individual citizens to meet together and take oonnsel of each other. But we think it is not right to bolt tbe regular party Dominations?the plaolng of an independent ticket in tbe Held is to be regretted. - ?* ~ * *? ' jNocxxiy aouoia me pair luuBiii ui mc nu? Democrats, and we presume that nobody doubts their sincerity of purpose in struggling to get possession ol tbe offices for themselves or tbeir ft tends and associates. But tbis is a popular government, In wblcb the majority rule and bestow tbe office* on whom they please, and tbe only way for pa* trlotlo individuals to gain tbe ollloes Is to secure tbe votes of the people. Tbe Idea of comparing?by direct assertion or insinuation?tbe lately emancipated negroes of 1876 with the Tlllmanltee ol 1894 will be ineffectual, except to bar tbose who do so, from offioe, for a season at least. Another matter. No great and popular movement, as Car as we know, ever originated in a secret oaucus, and resulted in a suc_ essfal lss ue. From 1968 to 1876 the people of tbe towns usually placed tickets in the field agalntt the Republicans. The experience of those years bears some evidence that little caucuses in somebody's back offioe, or bebind closed doors, are powerless to bring victory. But in 1876 tbe people were aroused. If they did not take a leading part, they certainly were fully alive to the oontest. Tbe result Is known to tbe world. They won against overwhelming odds. The ready-made slate has never exoited tbe entbuslasm of tbe people, and we believe they will never go wild over an anonymous "calL" Ve further believe that a ticket, in whlohthey had nothing to do with making, will never meet popular favor. We believe that this Independent moveK?o afro***as? at tho mmno" onH Af tho line. To meet popular favor a movement mast otart with the people, and not with the politicians, who may or may not be seeking office. Appleton's Cyclopaedia, or tbe Brltannic* T A word of suggestion to people who expect to buy an encyclopaedia. By all means take Appleton's American Cyclopaedia, In preference to the Encyclopaedia Brl tanulca. Appleton's treata of e?ery subject, and especially of American history, inoludlng a history of the war. The Brltannica 1b a voluminous work, and treats more of foreign and scientific subjects. Tbe articles on science are often oat of date in ten years, and when yon want a hundred paged on any subject it would be better to buy a late work on the subject. As a book for reference for tbe average citizen of tbe TTnlted States, Appleton's Encyclopaedia la worth a cart load of the Brltannica, which is loaded down with obsolete adeutlflc theories and sketches of foreign lands and foreign things. Our people need a home book, with valuable borne blatory, and not a great lumbering m<us of foreign print, In much of wblcb our people, aa a rale, have no interest. Tbe Abbeville Graded School did the rlgbt thing when it bought Appleton'a. The Factory. Now is the time to oonslder the building of the factory wblcb onr people took under oon. alderation last Spring. Abbeville baa nearly doubled her population, and the number of ber building* have been greatly inoreaaed, within tbe laat two years. Still tbe building goea on, and the factory should not be forgotten. Never in the history of tbe town bas it taken so muob growth in so short a time, and tbe outlook for the future la moat encouraging. Let us keep the ball moving. What Will Tbey Do t The convention wbloh met last ulght will not likely make nominations. The fact is, that a large per cent, of the members of that convention could not themselves vote for the Independent ticket. Having voted in tbe primary tbey cannot vote agalnat tbe nomlneea of the party. Under the circumstances, the Butler tiok^ et oonld not carry a single oounty In tbe State* Peop<e are not, at anybody's dictation, going to subject themselves to be branded as perxnnn tttK .. ?l I O VOff Qivl triltH ouua nuuuiaiv(?>u **? ? . \t m , , Are We to be Taught to Disregard Trntb? The wont and most lamentable thing about tbe Independent Convention Is tbelr effort to teacb tbe people to dlaregard their oaths When we become a nations of liar, we wllj Indeed be in a lamentable oondltlon. It matters little who fills the pnbllc offlce?> but the personal Integrity of tbe citizen Is oi tbe first Importance. ?- ? Cotton Weighing. I have moved my scales from tbe pnblic square to the lot between Hill's Btable and tbe Eplsoopal cbareh, where I will be glad to serve tbe public rrom tomorrow. September 20, to tbe close of the season. I will be at tbe scales, early and late, as tbe business may demand. Q. C. Dusenberry. Sept. 17,1894, tf. Don't ask The Wm. E. Bell Ca?h Co. to charge goods. They don't keep any books. McDlll & Tolly have the largest and most complete stock ol furniture in the county, and are offering It at prices to match J cents cotton. *' ' " .-- yv-;. y "am < , .The WI. E. BELL CASH CO. wwwwvwwvwwwv Announce =hii VI U11IJU9 HVWUHHHHUUi We won't have a Special Opening as it does not give the ladies any better opportunity of seeing, and besides spoiles the goods, and from long experience has thought that ladies don't care to buy goods that are full of dust from being put out for two or three days at a time, and every one knows this will ruin goods. Just as soon as our goods are all in they will be rUT Ufll XiAiUIUAlvu So everyone can see $<$??< OTVIJPS S Oft ikfi; 1 fife? 1 te?1 % IslgS* The best part of our Fine Goods won't be in before the 1st of October, as we are waiting for the new importation, which will land about the 25th of this month, and you know these Goods will be a great deal cheaper, as the tariff has been taken off, so don't be in a hurry to buy anything before the 1st of October. WE HAVE NO PETS! White find Colored receive the same attention. All we won't is me money and one persons is as good as anothers. We pre 4 ^se to sell at 10 pet cent, and for the cash. In this way we save you 40 per oent. and make ourselves rich. We havo polite Salesladies to wait upon you, and give you every attention, and if any Saleslady should mistreat you, ail we want you to do is to report to our Manager, Wm. E. Bell. We pay cash for our help as well as our goodd, and if anyone mistreat you report at the office, and they will be discharged at once. We can get all the help we want for the money; and help that will TREAT EVERY CUSTOMERS POLITE. So give us a chance to show you our Goods, and we will sell or it won't be our fault. We intend you shall be treated right even if you don't care to buy. We Going to Have One Price, And stick to it, and that is 10 per cent. Less than you can borrow the ?tKo "Rants and w? defv anv house in this town to sell goods cheap U1UUCJ UUUi VUV ?? ? ... ^ ? ? _ er than we can. We paid the Cash Down and received the big discounts, and even got interest on the money we paid out. WE WILL SELL all COLORED CALICOS at 5c. PLAID DRESS GOODS at 41-2, And you can't buy them for less than 7c. elsewhere. If any merchant should tell you we can't sell them at this price, just tell them to come in and buy us out, and we will get 1000 pieces and will sell you at the same prices. We have a full line of everything a lady will need. SHOES, HOSIERY, GLOVES, CLOAKS for Ladies and Children, BROWN and Bleached Homespunes. Red and White Flannels, Hickory Stripes for Shirts, Bed Tickihgs, Cotton Flannels, And in fact everything you find in a DRY GOODS STORE. n?? TVTTTTTNTimV T1T1P A P.TMTCTTT VWU ATATM* .1 Which is in charge of Miss Sadia Wootten, is a bright feature of our business. We have all New Shapes for Ladies, Misseg and Children. We have added a Men's and Boys' Department. We have a full line of HEN'S and BOTS' CAPS in GRAY, MIXED and BLUE, The newest things out for this season. All we ask is a call,and we will sell you. We have nothing but the Latest Styles to show you, as we have no old goods left over, with a heavy tariff upon them. If we had such goods we would give them away, as we could save money by tne operation. Don't buy any old goods that was bought three seasons ago, but buy the New Things, and get them cheaper than you could have the Old Goods given you. Hoping the Ladies will Give Us a Call. We remain, Very respectfully, The Win. E. Bell Cash Co. j White Bro1 Have now on 88le the Largest and most Ai BKI1I H CUSS HI They have ever offered, and the price lower tha The Public is cordially invited to inspect the many bargains to be h While our entire stock is complete, varied and large, there are two attention should be dalled! We refer to JJress fi?#4s for tiw Ready Made Clothing for th All the Ladies of the County are respectfully invited to come and look at our buy a dress until you have seen them. You can buy a Worsted Dress at any pr have all the most desirable shades and in Fabrics of almost every kind. We 1 Covert Cloths which are bard to beat. Do not fail to see them. ' So great is the LADI?SS BLACK DRLSS GOODS that we defy competition. If a Lady Colored and will only look at our stock, we are satisfied we can please her. And now as to Ready Made CI All we have to say is, let every man come and pee for himself. We have sue - "'"M ? AA tfi aa fnritmr nrlft have never offered before. Liook at our ou HO 1UI 9((W ouu ipcr.w ?... r. and $11.00, former price $15.00. These are only samples of the great diftere merly. Come ONE, Come ALL, and satisfaction is guaranteed as to material, si White Brothers are now carrying the handsomest assortment of CARPETS AND I to be found in the up-coutry. Any one in need of anything in this line would d Don't forget that we have greatly enlarged our Stock of CROCKERY and FANC" We have also a fine and beautiful collection of JAPANESE WAITERS. We are thoroughly equipped for doing a large business, and if our friends and < ertllly, will only call on us, we can easily prove to them that we will give then get anywhere. WHITE BI A. JXL. 06 i DEALERS IN All Kinds of Staple and Far The Best Assortments of "Green Groceriei Our Specialties: Fruits and C IN THIS LINE WE ARE HEADQUARTERS, AS WE KEEP THE LARGEST French and American Candies. Fruits of Every Kind, and From nnd See for ^Tou-vaelf. rnOQa .n/3 nnflRioo We carry Old Government Java and Fanay Rio's, bat o X Cclo ctllCi wUilCCbt and trlumps over all other grades of Roasted Coffees suit all customers. Try the "Java Blend" and you will buy no otber brand. r<onna/? n 0 la this department you will find an Immense Stock, and a % VftlllloU VJTUUUSi tall City Store. We defy competition from any quarter, as to Our Buggy and Carriage Repository complete assc Road Carts, wltb a select line of Lap Robes, Unaorellaa and WDlpo. Can suit any one In Styl WaoTknaf WarvATia f We are agent for the Celebrated Studebaker & Mlllt vvwgvIIW# ?? dgl/llH want tbe beat One or Two Horse Wagon at the Lo Harness! Harness! A',"p""!"<'l?"ia^l?" w Our Sales and Feed Stable. ^w^th pome, wrefufand attentive any kind of Vehicle you wish furnished upon short notice and at prlueit to saltall. OUT SalQS StftblC ^'sall18 We keeP tbe Be8t St??k 0t Broa^ Mares, Mules and Coal! Coal! Wood! Wood! *23 SK2SSB9SSP fill mmanir REMEMBER tbe Old and Reliable Firm of A. M. Hill 4 Sons can com ijUllllUdl j wanta as any Honse In Abbeville. When In the CltV you are cordlallj where you will find polite and attentive Salesmen, ready and willing to serve you. _ mm\) widdim i ,t, ? fliwiniiii ouiu uiDti: ? JUST RECEIVED. ! n n n n ^ ? ? 26 Dozen PLATES KNIVES, Made especially for Us. Stamped with our Name. At $1.40 a Set and Up. Guaranteed Better than Any for the Same Price in this Market. ... GOLD PLATED TEASPOONS, Guaranteed for 5 Tears, Only $1.25 a Set. I i.i. r? o? Voore ftnnda. We are Sole Agent Here, the AB& IU1 UU1 AV * VW*H W vvnw) ?. ? Best Plated Goods Made in the World. R. O. BERNAU, 3 Doors below Court House. The Jeweler. jt mL ^?a?eU * dM JE |: Marble & Granite Hsadstones & Monomeots; IRON FENCING, GREENWOOD, S. C. . / . . " ' ' \.: V ;hers ttractive stock of nil ~ n ever kno wn before. ad in all lines of Qoods. lines to which especial attention * |l4id? e Gentlemen, % stock of DRESS GOODS. Do not ice from 10 Cts. to $1.25 a yard. We lave a line of Sackings, Suitings and variety and extent of our stock of wants a dress of any kind, Black or othing, h bargains in Suits of Clothing as we * e $10.00 ; see our SUITS for $10.00 mce in prices prevailing now and for- ^ tyle, fit and price. RUGS, n nrolI a nnn f 1/ TV VII W UVV y CHINA. customers and the trading public gen* i as much for their money a* they can MOTHERS. SONS, icy Groceries. A 1 Trn All TTonil i 9" ill w aj o uu iitiuui [ onfectioneries. j AND BEST ASSORTMENT OP "Every Clime." Call , mr own roasted "Java Blend" beats them all, ^ Oar large Enterprise Mill will grind It to 1 'arlety that would reflect credit opon any Re- -I variety, quality and price. tdeled and enlarged, and la now (tiled with a irtment of Boggles, Carriages, fbaetons, and e, Quality and Price. . i turn Wagons, and can save you money, if you west Price. Ill compete In Quality and Price with any te. Stylish furnoit* furnished day or night i drivers. Saddle ana Harness Hones, and Horses, al such prices as always guarantee a >lled oo Short Notice, with any kind of Coal, ~* Special Prices on round Lou of CoaL e as near Ailing your bill nnd supplying yoar J r Invited to make our Store Headquarters, ' A Card of Tbault*. Tis indeed gratifying to us to know that our effort baa met the approval of the public.. It has heeu, tii^now, aud shall be our aim to cater to the want* aod tastes of nur customers aud to that point we will spare neither Ume nor money. Our goods are arriving daily arid new uoveities are being continually sent uh by liiat renowned bouse of t*chloss Bros. & Co. whose >? ? <" la ? Mvnntiivm of Beau uaLUo iu HIK w ? ^ ? ? ty aod Highart We thank you for your presence at our openi ng day, aod extend you a cordial welcome to come and see us at all times. Cohen's New Clothing House. Cohen's opeuing last Haturday was a big success. Hi* handsome new store was thronged from early morning till late in the evening with per* 8ouh taking a look at liia . splendid stock of clothing, furnishings Ac. Of buyers th?*re were U >t a few. Goodgoods and low prices told the tale, and many were the frieuds and customers he made. The Opening was a Big Success in every way. Cihen is still receiving goods. Tbey are ooming iu every day. The very ia'est. and best, that money can buy. You jan ret anything iu gentle men's wear from a neck-tie to a handsome dre*s suit and each and every article of tne latest design and at the least price. Cohen wants your trade and will have it if low prices aud goodgoods are any inducement. Come to Ang W. Smith's aod see a Dice Un of Oents tine band sewed shoes. Biggin# and Ties at Aug. W. Smith's at 35cts a bale in 5 bale lots or 4b eta in single bale. Just to tbiDk Bagging and Ties at 35 cts a bale at Ang. W. Smith's. Come aud get yonr Bagging and Tiee to do yon before Aug. W. Smith sells oat He is offering tbem at 36 cts a bale. Krippendorf, Dittman A Co's., Ladies Fine Shoes at Aug W. Smith's. A big stock of Linens. Table Damaak, Doi* lies, Napkins, Towels Ac, cheaper than befora ever known in this market. Some genaioe i i SW rhu? hirnlni iro to umgaiuo iu iunvio, * v? ?*.vww .? Aug W. Smith. A Dice line of Fancy Baskets at Aug. W. Smith's. Aug W. Smith has a beaatifnl line of Dreu Goods and they are cheap. If you have anything to buy In ladles goods go or send to Haddoo's. R. M. Hadodn <& Co, have nearly doubled their shoe stock. R. M. Uaddon A Co'a, opening begins tomorrow and continue* for 3 days, lbs ladlea art cordially Invited.